|Another wonderful dog from the same shelter that brought us Bambino, Carlo (now Caduceus), Vixen, Duncan, Paloma and Rogan. The rescue coordinator at the shelter reached out to our facebook angel, Kathy J, with the following message: "Hi Kathy, we have a sweet female white Shepherd in need of rescue. Shelter is closed due to COVID situation so all our animals are rescue only.
'Abba Zaba' came in as stray. She is very friendly and around 3 years old. I think Nancy will love this girl! So sweet & playful and did great with dog test.
I'll ask one of the girls to look for scar or tattoo on her tomorrow." (No spay scar or tattoo found.)
Kathy immediately reached out to us and sent the following photos.
When we asked about the odd name we were told that one of the girls at the shelter had named her after a candy bar. When we Googled the name we found out, "Abba-Zaba is a taffy candy bar with peanut butter center, made by the Annabelle Candy Company in Hayward, California. According to the Candy Wrapper Museum, the first Abba Zaba bars were manufactured beginning in 1922 by Colby and McDermott." We immediately changed her name to Taffy and reached out to our good friends at Husky Camp to see when they could arrange a pickup.
UPDATE 12/22: Taffy was picked up at the shelter this afternoon.
UPDATE 12/25: According to the folks at Husky Camp, Taffy does not get along with other female dogs. She is fine for a while, but eventually she starts bossing them around. She may have a change of heart once she is spayed, but we will follow our usual adoption guidelines and not place Taffy into a household with another female in residence.
Taffy will be coming to Phoenix on Monday, December 28th, and will take up temporary residence with one of our staff members. She sure would love a foster or foster-to-adopt home. She will be spayed as soon as an appointment opens up for her at our vet (approximately the week of January 18th).
UPDATE 12/28: Taffy was transported to Phoenix this afternoon by one of our staff members. Upon arrival, she immediately ran into the resident cats!
Taffy seems to be a sweet girl and is very friendly towards people. We look forward to learning more about her over the coming weeks. She will need to be spayed and receive a rabies vaccination, but we will take care of that as soon as possible. In the meantime, Taffy is on the lookout for a foster or foster-to-adopt home.
Adoption fee to be determined.